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FIRST READER, 



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SOUTHERN SCHOOLS. 



RALEIGH: 

PtBLTsHED BY THE K. C. CHRISTIAN ADYOCAY* 

PUBLISHING -COMMLKY. 

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FIRST READER, 



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SOUTHERN SCHOOLS. 



RALEIGH: 

rtaUiflBP BY THS N. C. CHRISTIAN ADYOCATR 

PUBLISHING COMPANT. 

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CHRISTIAN ADYOCATS PJEIIS8, 



RALEIGH, N. C. 



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TO TEACHEES. 



1 . The teacher should spell each word distinctly to the 
class, and all the scholars in succession should repeat the 
word without looking at the lesson. 

. 2. In the reading lessons, the. teacher should read a sin- 
gle sentence to the class, to be repeated by each scholar in 
succession, the eyes of all the class being kept on the lesson 
during the exercise. 

3. After the preceding exercises, the scholar should spell 
and read each lesson without assistance from the teacher. 

4. The teacher should question the pupils upon the truths 
contained in each lesson, and this .should be done until Ihe 
teacher is satisfied that the lesson is understood. 

5. This little manual is intended to take the place of 
primera and spelling books. The "ab" and "eb" system 
is discarded. The first syllables given are words. 



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Alphabetical Lesson. 



Intended'' only to ascertain whether the pupils know all 
the letters, 

JESUS LOYES MEN. BE LIKE HIM. 'IWILL. 

Jesus loves men. Be like him, I will. 

PRIZE PEACE AND FIX YOUR HEART ON 

QUIET. GOOD. 

Prize peace and quiet. Fix your heart on good". 





Lesson 1 


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Do 


He 


Ife 


On 


so 


be 


is 


up 


go 


me 


if 


at 


wo 


we 


in 


bj 


•lo 


us 


to 


am 




Lesson 2 


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Do so. Doit. Go in. Goon. 

Go up. Go by us. If he be. 

So we go. Am I to go ? He is by me. 

If we do so. Wo be to us. Lo ! it is up. 





Lesson 3. 




i 


All 


See 


. Sin 




why 


. let 


not 




God 


ean • 


sins 




good 


bad 


way 





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Lesson 4. 




All see. She sins. IVe sin. Why sin. 
Let us not sin. God can see sin. • 
Let us not go in the way of sin. 
The way of sin is a bad way. 


Lesson &• 




Ann Doll 
red I hat 
her Sit 
not in ay 


Now 
ehe 
y.t 
put 


Lesson 6. 




Ann has a new doll. 

She has a red hat. 

Let her sit up now. 

Do not go to bed yet. 

Now you may put your hat on. 


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Lesson T. 




You Your 
tell will 
any man 
how with 


Li. 
act 
boy 
see 


Lesion 8. 


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It is a sin to tell a lie. 
• God will see you, if you do a bad act. 

Thft P.nrl nf all Bin is bn.rT 



Do no ill to any man. 

Do not go witfi. bad boys or men. 

See how they go in the way of sin. 



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Lesson 9. 

Had Pinr Peri 

did eat was 

fat «un set 

sky | red wet 

day cry not 

Lesson lO. 

The boy had a pig in his pen. ' 

He did eat ; and he was fat. 

The sun has set. The sky is red. 

Why did that boy cry ? He is not wet. 

The day is hot. The sun is up. 

See how" the dog can run all the way. 





^Lesson 11. 




Has 




That 


Hat 


how _ 




dog 


can 


rtm 




the 


eye 


all 




ill 


men 


end 




new 


eat 




Leeson 18, 





The eye of God is on us alLthe day. 

He can see all that is in me. 

He can se« all men do. 

If I do ill, God can see all my sin. 

Let me go in the way of God. 

Let me not go in the way of bad men. 

A bad way has a bad end. 



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Lesson 18. 




Uat 


Put 


Kaw 


off 


saw 


tall 


gay 


dit 


fry 



Lesson 14. 

She lias a new eat, and a new hat. 
The hat was put on !he eat. 
The cat run off with the hat. 
A dog saw her as she ran, 
She ran up to a tall man. 
O fie! how can the cat do sol 
She is not bad.* She can not tee. 



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Lesson 13* 




What 


Art 


mi . 


sad 


feora 


tow 


giv« 


aiilk 


! feed 


some 


them 


*wcet 


long 


calf 


tht 



Lesson 1 fc; 

Can you say what dayfyon are t© die? 
The bad die and do not go to God. 
I can try to do »no ill. 
You can do as you are bid. 
But you may not sin|if you are^bid. 
If a man bid you to lie, you may not. 
See'jhow sad Jthat bad boy is. 
HI die to-day may 1 go to God ! 



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Wesson IT. 

Did you see the horn on the cow ? 
The cow will give us milk. 
The milk is good for us. Do we love it ? 
Give me some. Give them milk. 
Milk is sweet. All milk is not sweet. 
The cow has long horns. What horns ! 
The red cow has a calf. 



Sea 

high 

dry 

hand 

good 



God made us. He made all men. 
He made the land and the sea. 
He made the sun and the moon. 
The dry land is the work of his hand. 
The sea is deep. The moon is high. 
God will keep us when it is dark. 





Lesson 1S» 


Made 


Land 


and 
keep 
whta 
deep 


moon 
dark ! 
work » 
will 


- 


Lesson 19. 





Lesson *JO. 




John 


Love 


Play 


did 


lies 


had 


book 


kept 


nice 


dirt 


blot 


no 


told 


girl 


gave 


li 


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I.- esson 21. 



John did love to play. He was good. 

He did not tell lies. He did as'lie was bid. 

He had a book. He kept it nice. 

There was no dirt on it. It had no blot. 

He kept his book. "Will you do so ? . 

The book told of a good boy and a good girl. 

The good boy gave his book to the good girl. 



'If. 


Lesson 22. 




There 


But 


One 


wise 
child 
me 
kind 


him 
come 
why 
glad 

Lesson 23. 


my 
to 
not 
when 



There is but one God. He* is good and wise. 
He will love you ! Will yon love him ? 
He says, " My child, come to me." 
Will you go ? Why not?' He is so kind. 
He sees you in the dark. He will keep you. 
When you are good, God is glad. 



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Lesson 24. 




At 


Look 


Eyes 


her 


blue 


they 


as 


are 


what 


does 


man 


fa«e 


clear 


thank 


oh 



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Lesson 25. 



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Look at her eyes. They' are so blue. 
They are blue as the sky. They ase not cla 
Are you not glad that you can see : 
There is a boy who can not see. 
When tjte sun. is up, it is still dark tp him. 
He never saw a face, nor man, nor sky. 
Oh ! thank God for your clear eyes. 





Lesson 26. 




Can 


Tell 


- Best 


word 


trua 


tells 


will 


must 


readj 


with 


care 


show 


keep 


God's • 
Lesson 2T. 


what 



Can you tell me what is the best book? 

It is the "Word of G-od. God's Word is true. 

It tells me all God's will. It makes me wise. 

I must read it with care. 

I will try to do all God bids me to dp. 

Lord ! show me how to keep Thy words ! * 





Lesson 28. 




Boy'i 


Two 


Hands 


would 


no 


own 


bend 


arms 


cut 


off 


shot 


gun 


war 


thing 


sad 



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Look at th at boy's two hands. 

What would I do if I had do hand ? 

How glad I am that I can bend my arm ! 

That man's arm has been cut off. . 

It was shot off by a gun. 

Oh! what a sa/J thing war is ! / 



Liessou 30. 

Day H0I7 Siag 

play read week 

pray rest sweet 

&ub bath " must ' week'i 



Lesson 31. 

I must keejKthe Lord's day holy. 

The Sabbath is the Lord's day. 

In it I must do no. work. 

I must not play on the Sabbath. 

I may sing, and pray, and read His word. 

How sweet to rest after the week'i work. 



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Have 


Bird 


king 




* ear 


. birds 


singing 




«^r3 


deaf 


child 




nesr 


mother 


children 




voice 


mother's 


thank 



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Lesson 32. 



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I have two ears, and can hear. 

The birds sing. They are singing. 

Some children cannot hear. They are deaf. 

A deaf child does'- not hear. 

He cannot hear his mother's sweet voice. 

Lord ! I thank Thee that I can hear. 



Obey 

his 
then 

does 



I must obey them that are get oyer me. 

You must obey your father and mother. 

They love you and give you food and elothas. 

A bad boy does not obey his father. 

Good girls love to obey their mothers. 

If my father and mother die, what shall I do ? 

Then the Lord. will take me up. 





Lesion 34. 


Them" 


Set 


father 


die 


food 


love 


elothes 


ihall 


take 


their 




Lesson 35 



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Lessen 3<S« 




There 


Maiay 


Tree 


wood 


they 


trees 


woods 


grow 


large 


plums 


nut 


green 


small 


nuts 


gieat 


leaves 


oak 


pop-lar 


pears 


oaks 


a-like 



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Lesson 3T. 



There are many trees in the woods. 

They are not all alike. They all grow. 

Some are small and some are large. 

How green the leaves are ! "What a great oak 

What a tall poplar ! Do you love rjlunis ? 

Give me some pears and some nuts. 





Ivesson 38. 




Curse 


Swear 


Takes 


name 


vain 


say 


keep 


mouth 


says 


keeps 


pure 


let 




Lesson 39. 





It is a sin to curse and swear. 

You must not take God's name in vain. 

Do not go with boys who say bad words. 

God hears every word which I say. 

You must keep your mouth from sin. 

Let all your words be good and pure and sweet. 







Xesson 40. 






One 


Five 


Nine- 




two 


. six- 


ten 




three 


seven 


e-lev-en 




four 


eight 


twelve 



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Lesson 41. 

4 

Horse Hog Lion 

horses hogs lions 

dog cow pony j 

dogs cows ponies 

goat • bird s-quirrel . 

goats birds squimls 

bear fly mouse 

bears flies mice 

Lesson 42. 

One horse. Two dogs. A cat. Three goats. 

That bear. Four lions. The pig. Five hogs. 

This cow. Six calves. These mules. 

Your bird. Seven frogs. Her pony. 

Eight rats. My rabbit. Nine flies. 

Our squirrel. Ten mice. Their chickens. 

Eleven snakes. His hen. Twelve spiders. 

Lesson 43. 

Son Christ Able 

save Jesus heaven 

died judge again 

of Lord when 

meet make] take 

Lesson 44. 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 

He is able to sare us from our sins. 

He died to save all men. 

He is now in heaven, but will come again. 

Then He will judge all men. 

Lord make me lit to meet Thee ! 

When I die, take me up to Thee ! 



Lesson 45. 

CHRIST RAISES THE WIDOW'S SON. 

Jesus went to the city of Sain, and many went 
with him. When He came nigh to the gate of the 
city, He met some men, who had with them, the 
dead body of one who was an only son, and they 
went to bury it. 

The mother of this xlead son was a widow. Do 
you know what a widow is? It is a woman whose 
husband is dead. 

She was left alone with this son, and when you 
hear what the Lord did for him you will think that 
he had been a good child. 

How much a mother must miss a good son who 
has been kind to her ! 

Now she who went with the dead body of her 
only son was very sad. And the Lord saw her, 
and felt much for her, and said unto her, Weep not. 

He came to the bed on which the dead- man lay 
and put his hand on it, and said to the dead body, 
I say unto thee, Rise ! 

Then he that was dead came to life, and sat up, 
and did talk to his mother, and made- her glad 
who had wept so much. And she took her dear, 
her only son, with joy to her home. 

Jesus shall bid us all rise and live at the last day. 
may we then meet with joy, and be for ever with 
the Lord. 

Lessor 46. 
THE CENTURION'S SERVANT HEALED. 

When you read in the Word of God of servants 
you may know that they were slaves, owned by 
their masters. 

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It is not a sin to own slaves. It is right. God 
wills that some men should be slaves, and some 
masters. 

It is a sin to treat a servant ill. He is a man, 
and Christ died for him. It is not best to set him 
free, but to keep him and be kind to him. 

A rich man, who was a great man, went to Je- 
sus Christ, to ask hi^i to cure his slave w T ho was 
very dear to him; When a master and his servant 
are" both good, they love each other. 

The rich man was not proud, but felt how good 
Christ was. And he said, If Jesits only say the 
word, and do not even come near my poor slave, 
yet he will get well. 

And Jesus said the word, and made him well. — 
And the master and the servant were very glad 
that Christ was so kind to them. 

O pray to Jesus, both when you are well and 
when you are ill ; and be kind to them that are 
in want and wo. 

iicssoa 41. 
THE BLIND MM. 

Two men sat by the side of the way to b©£, for 
they were not able to see how to work. And they 
were told that Jesus was nigh; and they said, 
Lord, have pity on us ! 

And the men who were nigh told them not to 
cry out so. But they did cry out so much the 
more, Have pity on us, Lord ! 

And Jesus did stop, and call them to come to 
him; and they went near to him. And he said, 
What do you wish me to do ? And they said, 
Lord, open our eyes. 

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So he had pity on them, and did open the eyes of 
the two poor men. And they were very glad to 
look on Jesus Christ who made them to see. 
. O Lord, open the eyes of my mind, and make 
me know and love thy Son Jesus. 

Lesson 48. 
CHRIST WALKING ON THE SEA. ' 

f When even was come, the men who had been with- 
Christ left him on the land, and went upon the sea in a 
ship. 

And it was very dark. And the sea rose, and the wind 
blew very much. 

And they all saw Jesus walk on the sea, and come near 
the ship. And they had much fear. 

And he said to them, Fear not, it is I. And Peter said, 
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee en ths sea. And 
he said, Come. 

And Peter went down out oj" the ship to go to Jesus.. — 
And when he saw the sea rise, and felt the wind, he had 
much fear. And this made him sink : and he said, Lord, 
save me ! , 

And Jesus put out his hand, aud took hold of him, and 
kept him safe. Then Jesus went up into the ship, and 
they were all very glad to see him. 

Let each one also pray, Lord, save me ! For none but 
Jesus can save and keep my soul 

Lesson 49. ( ' 

THE CHILD SAMUEL. 

There was a good woman, named Hannah, who took h^r 
Fon Samuel, when he was a little boy, to Eli the high -priest. 
She said, I prayed that the Lord would give me a chilJ, 
and he gave me this my son. Now I bring him to thee, 
that all his life he may belong to the Lord. 



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Eli took the child to dwell with him, and to serve the 
Lord in the temple. 

One night, when Samuel had lain down to sleep, the 
Lord called him ; and he awoke and ran to Eli, and said, 
Here am I, for thou calledst me. And Eli s^id, I Galled 
hot ; lie down again. And he went, and lay down. 

The Lord called him once more. X nen Samuel went tp 
Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou didst call me. And Eli 
sent him to lie down again. 

The Lord called him the third time. And Eli knew 
that the Lord had called Samuel. Then Eli said to him, 
Go, lie down again; and if he call thee, thou shalt say, 
Speak, Lord ; for thy servant heareth. 

S> Samuel went and lay down io his place. And the 
Lord called, as before, Samuel, Samuel! Then he said, 
Speak, Lord; for thy servant hearetb. 

Tjien the Lord spake, and told Samuel, that the sons of 
Eli were wicked. And that though tht-ir father- knew this 
he did not reprove and correct them as be ought.. And be- 
cause of this, the Lord said that he would punish both Eli 
and his sons. 

Samuel laid himself down again until the morning. Then 
he got* up to open the doors of the Lord's house. And he 
was afraid to tell Eli what he had heard. 

But Eli wished very much to know what the Lord had 
said. And he called Samuel to kim saying, Tell me what 
the Lord hath said unto theo. I pray thee hide it not from 
me. And Samuel told him all, and hid nothing from him. 
And Eli said, It is the Lord ; let bim do what seemeth 
good unto him. 

Not long after this, the two sons of Eli were slain in bat- 
tle, and the ark of God was taken. When Eli heard of it, 
he fell back from his seat, and died. 

The wicked cannot eicape. God will sure.ly,.punish those 
who gin against him. Let me fear, lest I offend God by 
my sini. 



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And the child Samuel grew, and was in favor both with 
the Lord, and a'so with men And the Lord was with him, 
and he became a great prophet. 

Samuel, when he was a child, waited on the Lord. We 
cannot bfg'n too soon to love and serve God. 

Those who fear God early, will grow up to be wile and 
useful. 



Wesson SO, 

Jfmusfc not speak evil of the ruler* of my land. 

Learn all the good you can from all men. 

Youth is i he tree to sow seed which will spring up and 
bring forth good fruit when lam old. 

The love of money is the root of all evil- 

It- is good to bear the yoke in my youth. 

Take care of your books. Do not soil thern. Do not 
tear them. Do not turn down the edge of fche leaf. ! 



Lesson SI. 

Be wis* as serpents : harmless as doves. 

Happy is that people whose God is the Lord. 

Wa^k in love, as Christ aLo hath loved us. 

The Son of man eame to give his life a ransom for many. 



Lesson 52. 

Man is of few days, and full of trouble : \ 

He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down ; 

Fie fleet h also as a* shadow. 

We all do fade as a leaf. 

All we, like she^p have gone astray: 

We have turned, every one to his own way. 

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for u& 



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FIRST READER. 21 



LESSONS IN WORDS NOT EXCEEDING TWO SYLLABLES. 



Lesson 53. 

JESUS CHRIST RECEIVING LITTLE CHiLMEN. 

The prophet Isaiah foretold about Jesus Christ and said^. 
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd ; He shall gather the 
lambs with His arm, and cany them in His bosom. 

When Jesus Christ was upon earth, young children were 
brought to Hitn that He should put His hands on them and 
bless them. ■ . 

Some that were with Him, who did not know how kind 
and loving Jesus was, did rebuke those who brought them. 
And they wished to send the children away from Him. 

When Jesus saw now unkind they were, He was anojry 
with them. And He said, Suffer the little children to come 
unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom 
of God. Truly I*say unto you, he that shall not receive 
the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter therein. 

Then Jesus kindly called the dear little children unto 
him, and took them up in his arms, and put his hands up- 
on them, and blessed them. 

How- very kind Jesus Christ was to those little ones ! — 
And He is as kind now. Though I cannot see Him, yet 
He sees me. 

Let me go and pray to Him, Lord Jesus ! who didst Vem 
little children upon earth, receive me as one of Thy dear 
children, and bless me now Thou art in heaven. 

Lesson 5 4r« 

Search the Scriptures. 

Having food and raiment, let us bo therewith content. 

Cast all your care upon God, for he careth for you. 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. 

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 



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Lesson 55* 

God sent his Son to take away our sins. 

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved 

US. 

If God so loved us, we ought also to love each other. 
Jesus said, I am the way,*the truth, and the life : 
r No man cometh to the Father but by me. 
Be not unwise r but learn what the will of the Lord is. 

Lesson 56. 

God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; 
but that the world through Him might be saved, 

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us Irom all sin. 

If any man be in Christ he is a new creature. 
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit 
within me. 

Lesson 51. 

THE PARABLE OP THE SOWER. 

Jesus said, Hearken ! Behold a sower went forth to sow 
seed. And some fell by the wayside • and the fowls came 
and ate it up. 

And some fell on stony places, where it had not much 
earth, and it sprang up quickly. But when the sun was 
up, it was scorched. And because it had no root, it soon 
died awa\. 

And some fell among thorns ;• and they sprang up and 
choked it and it yielded no fruit. 

And other fell on good ground; and it spfang up, and 
grew, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and 
some a hundred-fold. 

? When Jesus had said these things, he cried, He that hath 
ears to hear, let him hear. 

Some that were with him asked him to explain what be 
had said. And Jesus said, The seed is the word of God. 



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These are they who receive the seed by the way-side. — 
When they bear the word, and mind it not, Satan cometh 
and taketh it away, lest they should believe and be saved. 

These are they who receive the seed on stony ground. — 
When they heai the word they receive it with gladness. — 
But they have no root in themselves, and so endure but for 
a time. And when any trial conies, for the word's sake, 
they soon fall away. 

These are they who receive the seed among thorns. — 
When they have heard, they go forth : and the cares, rich- 
es, and pleasures of this life, choke the word ; so that it can- 
not bring forth good fruit. 

These are they who receive the seed into good ground. — 
They hear the word, attend to its meaning, and keep it in 
an honest and good heart. So they bring forth good fruit ; 
some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred-fold. 

May the word of (xod drop like good seed into my youth- 
ful heart. Let me not be a careless hearer, but a constant 
doer of his word. May the word of Christ dwell in me 
richly, in all wisdom. May I believe, obey, and be saved ! 



liesson^SS. 
THE LORD'S PRATER. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name' 
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in 
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive u§ 
our trespasses as we forgive them them that tresspass against 
us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver,us from 
evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for 
ever and ever. Ambn. 



' 24 FIRST RBADKR. 

Lesson 5J>« 



CHILD'S EVENING PRATER. 

Now I lay mc down to sleep, 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep ) 

If I should die before I wake, 

I pray the Lord my soul to take ; 

And this I ask for Jesus' sake ! Ameh. 



OHILD'8 MORNING PRAY It. 

Now I wake and see the light ; 

For God hath kept me through the night, 

To him I lift my heart and pray 

That He will keep»me through th^ day. 

And guide me in His own right way, Amin. 



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FOR 

SUNDiV SCHOOLS, PRAYER MEETINGS, &C. 

j 
To which "will be added a variety of others 

as soon as possible. 



Photomount 

Pamphlet 

Binder 

Gaylord Bros. 

Makers 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

PAT. JAN 21, 1908 



This booh must not 
be taken from the 
Library building.